Offline map and directions available.
Offline map and directions available for driving abroad without the use of internet (roaming).
Great thinking! We’ll share with the team; they’re always interested in new feature ideas.
Many places in rural America still do not have cell coverage. I work in emergency services and while I prefer to use Waze on-line, when I get into areas without coverage, I need to have downloaded maps for our entire county present off-line. Waze is my preferred mapping system but it forces me to go to something else because of the lack of available off-line maps.
At first I struggled with Waze since the beginning, sometimes I used to run outta data and then Waze stopped. No data, no Waze. So the next option should be a DOWNLOAD MAP AREA that can be downloaded and then use if OFFLINE as Google MAP does.
My understanding is that Waze already does this in some limited capacity. I've completed a route and wound up in a place without a wireless connection. Then I selected home and it used what roads it had already loaded to create a route that was updated once I got into reception again.
My understanding is that this doesn't work though if you close the app when in a no connection area.
It would be GREAT if Waze could work offline when either the 3/4G or the GPS signal goes off.
In the cases where the route had already been calculated when the signal is lost, Waze could save this very route for offline usage.
In the cases where the signal is lost even before the route is calculated, Waze could use a default route just like the old GPS systems.
(Please give this suggestion your votes if you agree with it.)
Seria EXCELENTE se o Waze funcionasse offline quando o sinal da internet ou do GPS caísse.
No caso da rota já ter sido calculada quando o sinal caísse, o Waze poderia salvar e utilizar essa mesma rota offline.
No caso do sinal cair antes mesmo da rota ser calculada, o Waze poderia utilizar uma rota-padrão assim como fazem os sistemas de GPS antigos.
(Por favor, vote nesta sugestão se você acha que ela é útil.)
My idea is to get waze working because a lot of people can not get GPS
I'd like to be able to use Offline maps that are already indexed for Long. and Lat. Hope this helps.
Jonmichal Walker commented
Dear Waze company, can you please make this app were some of u can download offline maps so that way we can still use the app when driving? it would be nice to have that as a feature as well.
Mohammad bachir hamo commented
Warum funktioniert das Programm nicht offline?
Luis Carlos commented
I really like Waze but It consumes a lot of data by not loading the map on the mobile.
I find restaurants easily and your phone.They should put an option to download a map of the country of interest.
JC Loui commented
I have an Android with a 64 GB SD card. I think it would be a great idea to be able to direct the download of maps to my SD card. //JC.Loui
For phones that have a limited data plane , let us download maps so we can use offline and get traffic as well. This would be very helpful for phones that have a limited data plan.
Provide an option for Waze Users (WU) to download the map details grids in advance of travel. This would be likened to Google Maps feature of downloading map grids in advance of travel from Pt A to Pt B that it detects signal connections could be challenging. Waze could make it even better by allowing WU to force the download of map grid details regardless if "computer" detects questionable download connections or not. Obviously there is still a LIVE data input for the WU (e.g. police, hazard, etc.) but having the map data would greatly curb future download data needed by the app. Thank you in advance for considering, "LT"
Tu idea es excelente! Sería una gran solución para mantener actualizadas aquellas zonas en las que no hay cobertura.
Gabriel Patiño commented
There are several ideas about having offline maps, so I won't extend much in that.
I think that something that could be useful for other drivers is to have the areas without phone coverage displayed on the map, or at least get a notification when you are approaching it.
If someone looses coverage, the client should track the point where it lost it, then track everything locally (tracks, user notifications, etc), and when it has coverage again, send the offline navigation data + start and end of coverage locations.
After several users enters the same are, you can average these points and show something in the map, maybe a grayed out overlay, or a notification warning the users.
Also, users entering the dark zone will see the reports from other wazers that already left the zone, they could be outdated, but sometimes it's better than nothing.
For example: You driving in a mountain road, no coverage, and you see a road block because of rocks or snow. You report it, turn around, and when you get coverage all following users will know that that road is closed.
Some other users could find the same issue if they enter the dark zone before you leave it, but at least you are helping the ones that haven't entered the zone yet.
Should make this app to work as a real gps on offline mode with this will be perfect. Good job
To keep an offline cache of route travelled to allow areas where no cell coverage to later be edited in Wme.
Another option would be to be able to “record” a ride. So normal day to day rides would work al usual, but if a person wants to documet a ride for future aspects, tomhave a “record” option and afterwards to be able to send the report via mail to a predifoned mail.
Uber sends to the users email a report of the route, distance, time, etc. Something similar would be a great tool for Waze. This way it can be used as a business reporting tool.
To be able to print to pdf o send via email a ride that was finnished. This would be helpful to use Waze as a work tool and report a ride to a supervisor. For example for salespeople who visit clients. This way the supervisor can verify the rout, distance, time and schedule.